Three Universities in Japan



1 Chinese/Japanese cabbage 100 yen each

2 cabbage, 100 yen

3 Kobe beef in Kobe. Top quality Kobe beef costs 75000 yen for 250g steak (135,900 yen or $1192 per pound at $114/yen). A bite about $50 - 100.

4 onions and potatoes

5 tomatoes

6 Andes melon, probably imported from Andes region, 300 yen

7 Japanese strawberries, very good, 350 - 450 yen

8 sundry fruits

9 cigarettes

10 a slice of watermelon, 450 yen

11 watermelon, 1400 yen

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13 smoked ham

14 wagyu (Japanese beef), 683 yen per 100 g or 3070 yen per pound.

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16 Monet

17 Monet

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20 Toru Kikuchi

21 Philosopher's Road

22 sand display of Ginkakuji (Silver Temple)

23 Ginkakuji

24 Interior of Ginkakuji

25 Profile of Ginkakuji

26 Japanese beef for shabushabu, 1155 yen per 100g. Not all beef in Kobe is Kobe beef!

27 a typical garage in Kobe

28 a bullet train (Shinkansen)

29 United Nations University, Tokyo

30 Aoyama Gakuin (University)

31 Hiroshi Ohta and his colleagues

32 Graduate students, Kobe University

33 Koji Shimomura and students

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35 Items in the Fish Market, Osaka

36 Kwan with fishmongers

37 Koji Shimomura, Fumio Dei, Sajal Lahiri

38 Dei, Michihiro Ohyama, ?, Shimomura, Masao Oda, Lahiri

39 Lex Zhao, Ohyama

40 Oda, Choi, Ohyama

41 Toru Kikuchi, Shimomura, Dei

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43 Masao Oda

44 Ohyama

45 Shimomura, Kazuo Nishimura, Dei

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48 a Buddhist monk

49 Japanese deers in the temple, Kyoto

50 Buddhist temple in Kyoto

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53 Front gate, Buddhist temple

54 Interior, Shinto shrine, Lahiri at the vanishing point.

55 prayer lists (health, success in exams, etc.)

56 a Shinto wedding

57 Shinto lamps

58 Shinto shrine

59 more lamps

60 making rice cake


61 entrance of Himeji (white heron) Castle, first built in 1601 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a shogun who had invaded Korea earlier.

62 Himeji is accessible by train from Osaka or Kyoto

63 Rebuilt by Ikeda Terumasa.

64 Nice curves

65 Fumio Dei is shaking the rope (a gesture of prayer) on the top (5th) floor of the castle

66 painting, Himeji castle

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69 front view

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71 Masao Oda,

72 Oda and his colleagues at Kansai University

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74 Kansai University campus

75 First page, Analects of Confucius, published in Japan before the Meiji Restoration.

1 Japanese house doors

2 Kobe University, economics department

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4 Kikuchi

5 Shimomura

6 Kikuchi, Koichi Hamada, Shimomura

7 a view of Kobe

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9 typical Japanese lunch

10 conference brochure

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